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Archive for 12/20/2011

2011 SOTY Party

A picture might be worth a thousand words, but some things can only truly be captured on video. Unless, of course, you were lucky enough to be there in real life…


Concussions in MMA – Inside MMA

In this insightful piece by Inside MMA correspondent Ron Kruck we see how MMA is tackling the issue of concussions in MMA “head on”. Ron also follows UFC welterweight Jorge Lopez into a trial study being done on the effects of concussions on MMA fighters


Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal, Cyborg, Mousasi, St Preux, Noons, Evangelista – Recap

The offical recap Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal including KJ Noons vs. Billy Evangelista, Gegard Mousassi vs. Ovince St. Preux, and Cris Cyborg vs. Hiroko Yamanaka.


Kelly Slater rolling, with Vitor as ref and BJ Penn as judge.

The “New York Times” published it, and ever-astute Brazilian reporter Renato de Alexandrino broke word about it in Brazil on the “O Globo” website.

A surfing world champion 11 times over, icon of the waves Kelly Slater drew comparisons between his sport to the martial art. Addressing who counts among his Twitter followers, Slater named UFC president Dana White, and discussed the similarities between the two sports.

“I didn’t used to like MMA, and now I love the sport. Truth is, surfing is like a martial art,” said Slater. “Good martial artists use the most efficient moves for getting the body to produce more energy. In surfing you have to master the same things – base, balance on your feet, the act of turning, bend and extend your legs. I love watching two guys fighting. It’s like human chess,” concluded Slater, who is known to train with Kron Gracie, Ricardo Arona, BJ Penn and Vitor Belfort.

 


Leandro Lo @ Copa Pódio

As you’ll see once you get your hands on issue 178 of GRACIEMAG, on its way to bookstores the world over, Leandro Lo was elected great Jiu-Jitsu revelation of 2011. As the season wound to a close, the São Paulo native made it clear the magazine is good luck for him, as he put on another stellar display, at Copa Pódia, where he faced Claudio Caloquinha (GB BH). Watch how it went.

Check out another of Leandro Lo’s matches from last Saturday, on his way to winning the Copa Pódio lightweight GP and the 5,000-Brazilian real prize that came with it. In the group stage, the São Paulo native outpointed Ed Ramos by 7 to 0. Check it out:

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